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Sprint’s Son Won’t Get Help With T-Mobile From Deals Logjam

Sprint Corp. Chairman Masayoshi Son won’t be able to ride the regulatory coattails of pending U.S. telecommunications deals if he decides to buy T-Mobile US Inc.

Regulators are preparing to vet proposed acquisitions worth more than $45 billion each from Comcast Corp. and AT&T Inc. Those transactions, involving pay-television services, pose different issues for competition and the public interest than the combination of wireless-service providers Sprint and T-Mobile.